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radiation continues to leak from a severely damaged nuclear power plant on the coast of japan. first, the earthquake, then the tsunami. the disaster in japan is our state top story. >> the japanese government is trying to rescue survivors, assess the damage, and then care for all of those who are affected. they are monitoring the power plant that appears to be on the verge of causing widespread devastation. another fire broke out there today. the causes are unknown but officials think it might be because the fire yesterday was not completely put out. they are considering a spraying water and board accident -- acid over the -- boric acid over the site. >> we have learned from our experience, we need to be as prepared as we can. the more you prepare, the better you can be, the more lives that we can save, the last disability. >> the disaster in japan has a crippling effects on the economy. every nation that uses nuclear power is taking a very close look at the safety plans of their plants. >> they are applying stress tests. germany is testing seven of theirs. what is the state o
for japan. they are facing a mounting death toll. and a possible nuclear meltdown. >> how the economy is faring in a moment. we begin with the latest in japan and with the u.s. is doing for americans stuck there. s teamin tonight' coverage. >> he says the u.s. is bringing all resources to bear to protect american citizens and reassured americans at home. >> we do not expect harmful levels of radiation to reach the u.s., whether it is the west coast, hawaii, alaska, or u.s. territories. >> at the nuclear plant, crews have been scrambling to cool the overheated reactor. helicopters and water cannons to douse the fuel rods the that it is difficult to know how will it is working. >> it will have to cool down the fuel. we're not able to a set -- set foot into the site. >> the state department said the evacuation affected 100 americans and more flights are being arranged. >> we're not forcing them to go anywhere. we will tell them they have a flight. >> buses have been sent to evacuate americans stuck without transportation near the nuclear plant but out of the risk zone. there is a team of
>> and 8.9 magnitude earthquake rocked japan, the strongest to hit the area and more than 100 years. one of the many issues facing japan in the earthquake's aftermath, the impact on that nation's nuclear facilities. >> a japanese news agency is reporting that some radioactivity may be leaking from a nuclear reactor. in the meantime, reaction to the massive earthquake continues. noel walker has more on the tsunami warnings. >> the tsunami waves that swept across the northern japanese coast, wiping out everything in their path, arrived at u.s. coast hours later. residents were sent scrambling to safety. in oregon, coastal residents awoke to sirens and began evacuations. >> they started screaming and yelling and running through the trailer park getting everybody up. >> in california, the current tossed around boats in santa cruz like they were backed of toys, swapping some ships and leaving others locked -- lost at sea. coastal residents evacuated to higher ground. most of the destruction was isolated to harbors and marinas. the damage is estimated to be in the millions of dollars. pre
that again. >> after nine days of uncertainty, a baltimore man teaching in japan is home. he shares his story next. >> chris brown just cannot seem to keep his temper in check. the latest bit of trouble that he now finds himself in his next. >> we see some rain moving into the area. it will be here for a while. temperatures will get chillier. the wind has turned to the east. >> lawrence taylor got six years' probation after pleading guilty of having sex with an underage prostitutes. he will be required to register as a sex offender. it appears chris brown's temper has gotten him into legal trouble again. the singer could be charged after allegedly trashing a good morning america dressing room following his appearance this morning. he was questioned about his assault on his ex-girlfriend and fellow pop star rihanna. >> and other lesser earthquake shook northeastern panted a point there are no new reports -- another lesser earthquake shook northeast japan today. there are no reports of new damage. after the death toll from the earthquake and the tsunami, it denied it stands at 9000 with another
in japan, where radiation fares are intensifying as some levels are being detected in the united states. >> trace amounts of radiation in maryland. workers near the trickle -- near the crippled complex in japan found plutonium in the soil. new readings show ocean contamination has spread a mile north of japan. maryland officials today confirmed they have detected radiation from japan in our rain water, which may lead you to ask what if any concern that presents for our area. kerry has more on this story. >> they have detected radiation in maryland as a result of the nuclear situation in japan. however, the levels are not unsafe. trace amounts to have turned out here on the east coast and out west. we took a closer look at how radiation travels and where it is likely to turn up in our area. the race continues to contain radiation leaking from this compromise japanese power plant, while the rest of the world tries to determine potential fallout. maryland officials picked up enhanced radiation levels in the baltimore area. >> this is detected because of our regular monitoring for air. we d
. >> in japan, power has been restored to the damaged nuclear reactors, but officials say there is no quick fix. operators say it could take only a day to bring the reactor under control on the coast. most cooling systems up and running is when it will be under control. but getting to that point will take weeks. the earthquake and tsunami cost the cooling system to be knocked out, the reactor cores to partially melt, and caused significant damage. the plant continues to be doused in seawater. a huge plume of smoke rose above reactors, prompting workers to evacuate. a piece of maryland may be heading to japan -- a complete power and communication system that can run a small clinic or shelter that could be of great help in japan's recovery. >> it is called the mobile renewable power communications and water system, and it can be taken anywhere in the world. >> it looks like a tsunami has engulfed the cities. >> the disaster in japan -- many areas in the country are without electrical power. that is where a maryland company, strategic services international, comes in. a unit like this could provid
from japan as radioactive contamination may be worse than first thought. >> it sends a strong message that montgomery county juries will not tolerate repeat offenders. >> is a 99-year sentence for dui extreme? the details after this. >> unseasonably cold weather hangs through the weekend as the storm system brings the possibility of snow in the mid- atlantic and parts of maryland. right now, clouds, 40 degrees, 42 at the inner harbor. yep, you can get a great deal on every volkswagen, including the 2011 jetta. awesome. plus it's an iihs top safety pick. even better. but they're going fast. so, i guess this is where you tell me i got to hurry or it's gone right? yep. going going gone. get it? it's funny. [ male announcer ] the volkswagen going going gone event. hurry in, and for a limited time while they last, get a 2011 jetta for $179 a month. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> a 99-year sentence for dui in texas. but here's the catch, it is not his first offense, it is his 16th. the latest caught on tape, stop by the police while he was weaving in his lane and a busted tail light. his blo
-breaking news out of japan. >> a new explosion happened just hours ago and has officials fearing a major radiation leak is about to occur. japanese officials say a fourth reactor at an already damaged nuclear plant is on fire and more radiation is being released at this hour. the prime minister is telling everyone within a 19-mile radius to stay indoors. this is the very latest following the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that has sent japan into a state of chaos. and tonight 11 news reporter spoke with a teacher from baltimore stuck near the power plant. >> i talked to chris tonight. he is stranded in a shelter 56 miles away from the reactor. he says the japanese government is advising them to stay inside but he says most people don't have the option because they don't have enough gas to drive to safer territory because all the local gas stations are closed. >> over the course of the first three days the situation has deteriorated to a point of almost primitiveness. >> he puts the situation in perspective from the heart of the crisis zone. the 32-year-old was teaching when the earthq
of japan. just another obstacle that eleaf agencies trying to get up to that region are trying to deal with. >> and you can view the pictures from japan. also there an interact guide explaining the science behind the tsunami. and due to the catastrophe, dateline sunday will focus on that country and air its show at a later date. baltimore city police searching for the gunman that shot three people after 6:00 tonight. police say two males and a female were shot as they left a carryout. the female later died. the two males are in stable condition. >> we're asking anyone with information to please contact us. if you see something, say something. and help us solve this incident. >> there is no word on a possible motive. and still no word on what led to an overnight stabbing also in northeast baltimore. police were called to the 32 00 block of bel air road around 1:30 this morning. a man had been stabbed in the thigh. he was taken to the hospital in serious condition. no word on a suspect or motive. a 7-year-old girl is in critical condition tonight after a vicious dog attack. it happened just b
country. there is turmoil in japan that is heavily -- that is weighing heavily on the markets. the nasdaq gained about 7 1/2 and the s&p closed up five and a half. we will have a multimillion- dollar lottery drawing. >> is ocean city prepared in the event of tsunami? sentencing a man convicted of attacking and killing women. what one of the surviving victims had to say. >> those stories and the latest on the investigation. >> it might have felt like summer but we have a touch of winter in the seven-day forecast. have you ever heard of a super moon? the weather is next. >> a grand jury has begun hearing investigation into john leopold. they are looking into whether he used his security detail. several testified before the grand jury. the investigation came to light earlier this week when the president of the county firefighters union said that he used the unit to pick up a campaign donation. a woman who survived a brutal beating today faced her attacker in court. >> he faced the attacker and spoke but she was not just speaking for herself. davis wanted brown to understand the pain he had c
. organizers are asking donors to donate to help with efforts in japan. the blooms will be at their peak through friday. >> some of that snow, at least early on, may stick to the trees a little bit and add to the effect. i cannot put a good spin on snow this time of year, i guess. we have cloudy skies over baltimore. to our south, a few sprinkles from annapolis to the district of columbia and out to the west in northern virginia. and then further west, when to get west of hagerstown toward garrett county, the indication on radar with the really dry air that we have, this is snow flurry of activity at this time. there's a lot more to the west. this will becoming an overnight tonight, and with it the chance of what we will call "light snow." let's take a look at the day today. not very warm. normally 57 for the high. it was only 46, and 47 respectively at the airport and inner harbor. but right now, annapolis is only 40. cambridge, 36. westminster, 34. the same in frederick. and it is below freezing out in western maryland. dara dropped into the 20's since they are starting to get some --
to have it back up and running by april. there is no update on the chemical plant in japan which produces certain paints on cars and trucks. both ford and chrysler have issued color restrictions. >>> in a reversal from the past few months consumer confidence has taken a dive. americans are once again tightening their purse strings. world events and the fragile economy are driving concerns of a double-dip recession. >> the engine that drives the nation's economy stalled last month. consumer confidence fell sharply. conflict in the middle east, the earthquake and recovery concerns at home impacted household spending. >> the fear is not the gas tank but the price of philip at a grocery cart will keep going up. that is what spooked consumers this month. >> other pieces weighing heavily on americans, jobs. the unemployment rate stands at eight. -- that is preventing a rebound in the housing market. >> you cannot have a housing recovery if people don't have a paycheck. >> on prices dropped according to the case schiller home index. only two cities saw home prices move into positive territory. o
can cause children to get trapped and possibly suffocate. thanks to the disaster in japan, if you haven't goten your hands on an ipad 2 yet, good luck. suppliers have had trouble producing components since the earthquake and tsunami. apple is reporting a four to five-week delay. the new ipad is still set to go on sale this coming friday. >> with baseball season around the corner, find out what you won't be seeing at the yard this summer. >> plus, a thirsty thief broke into a liquor store. we will tell you why the store manager is calling the man an idiot. >> your next trips to a liquor store or bar could cost you more if a tax goes through. i am kerry cavanaugh with details. >> it is time to think spring despite some lingering winter weather. where the flakes are still falling. >> as the severe thunderstorms move out of the mid-atlantic, some of those snowflakes could end up around here. check out the chilly forecast check out the chilly forecast coming up. >> what an idiot. he is an idiot. >> or maybe not really a rocket scientist either. that is one way to describe a thirsty thi
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